Personal Injury Attorneys in Camden, TN
Legal Representation for Seriously Injured Clients
When an injury is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another, the injured person may be able to file a lawsuit. Our Camden personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Terry J. Leonard provide personal attention to each case and work hard to get our clients results that make them happy.
Fighting for Fair Compensation
Our esteemed attorneys carefully investigate each case, speak with witnesses, and gather evidence to build a strong case for each client. When needed, we consult with experts, such as accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals to gather evidence to support your case. Our primary concern is taking care of you and working to achieve the best possible outcome.
You may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of family relations
Every case is unique and the type and amount of compensation possible depend on the specifics of the case. Factors that influence the amount of compensation that may be recovered include the extent of the injury, how the injury affected your ability to work, current and future medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury, and dependents that rely on you for support.
What is Tennessee Negligence Law?
To recover compensation for injuries, you must prove negligence. If an individual is negligent, that means that they can be held liable for the injuries that you have suffered.
In Tennessee, comparative negligence is recognized, which means that a victim is held liable for their percentage of fault in an accident. Once fault is established, compensation for injuries is reduced by the percentage of the plaintiff's fault. If a victim is more than 50% responsible for an accident, no party will receive compensation.
Elements Needed to Prove Negligence:
- Owed Duty - there was an expectation that the defendant would do or refrain from doing something to ensure the safety of the plaintiff.
- A Break of Duty - the defendant failed to fulfill the established owed duty.
- Cause of Injury - the breach of duty resulted in injury to the plaintiff.
- Proximate Cause of Injury - there was a direct link tying the defendant's action or inaction to the plaintiff's injury.
- Quantifiable Damages - the plaintiff suffered tangible, quantifiable damages as a result of the injury.
As you can see, personal injury cases are complex and require expertise and know-how. If you've been injured in an accident and believe you are eligible to file a claim, contact the legal team at Law Office of Terry J. Leonard today. We offer free initial consultations, so it costs you nothing to evaluate your legal options
Don’t Wait to Seek Compensation
If you were injured in an accident and want to learn about your options for securing compensation for your injury, do not hesitate to contact our personal injury lawyers in Camden, TN. The state of Tennessee has a one-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. If you wait too long and miss this deadline, you will likely be unable to pursue compensation.
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